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EVENT HOSTING

NO ONE MODERATES EVENTS LIKE BOOM CHICAGO

Great hosts make a difference and our English speaking MCs are among the best. We balance a light touch with serious messages to support your speakers and help the event reach its goals. Not only do we keep the program on time, but we will keep the energy up, also after lunch. And if any (technical) surprises appear, it is best to have someone who can adapt and think on their feet.

Our hosts are naturally knowledgeable in all areas of business, tech and innovation and are well read in many industries. We can interview speakers as well as run engaging and exciting question and answer sessions. We also wrap up the day with tailored comedy that even includes the latest content of the day. With research and expertise, we will help create a cohesive, entertaining and unforgettable event.

We are experienced in traditional events and digital conferences. Whether you are running a multi-day in person conference, a digital event or a Zoom meeting, a Boom Chicago host will make the difference and help bring your event to the next level.

Pep Rosenfeld is a partner in Boom Chicago for Business and writes tailored presentations for companies about innovation, strategy, and trends. He is one of the best and most sought after English-speaking hosts in Europe. Pep hosts events all over the world including The Next Web, The Nordic Business Forum, TEDx, NEXT, Accenture Innovation Awards, Liberty Global Awards and Brand Minds Live.

Intelligent, sharp and quick-witted, Pep has interviewed speakers like Simon Sinek and Brené Brown, and he even made Barack Obama laugh.

Pep provides the balance between seriousness and humor where successful events thrive, and he creates customized content to make the program more interactive, more relevant, and more fun.

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Andrew Moskos is a co-founder of Boom Chicago and is a partner in Boom Chicago for Business. He writes for and performs at international conferences and hosts events like Vodafone’s Global Strategy Event in London, TopCon’s Xperience in Cannes and Dublin, TPVision’s (Philips Television) EMEA event in Athens, Tata Steel’s 100-year Anniversary, and ABN AMRO’s New Strategy Launch in Amsterdam.

Over the past 25 years, Andrew has worked on high stakes corporate events for most major companies in the Netherlands. Yes, ‘most’ as in a majority of them including Booking.com, ASML, Ahold, Unilever and Shell. He also co-wrote and coached with Prime Minister Mark Rutte on his ‘most successful’ speech ever, for the Dutch Correspondents dinner.

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Simon Feilder

Simon is a comedian, presenter and actor with years of experience across live events, television and radio in the UK and The Netherlands. A warm and quick-witted host, Simon has hosted and presented for Heineken, SAP, BIRD, Dopper, Global Entrepreneur Summit and more.

A rave from Rabobank: ‘Simon, great job as chairman of the day. You made a day full of boring banking stuff very enjoyable. Well done!’

Stacey Smith

Stacey Smith may be Boom Chicago’s newest cast member, but she is no stranger to the world of entertainment. Stacey Smith has hosted events all over the world, so there’s no stage that she can’t handle. She pairs her versatile on-stage experience with her sassy New Yorker charisma, giving her a level of comfort on stage that lets her focus on her one goal: making your event the most fun it can be. Plus, she sings!

Stacey has hosted events, written and performed customized material for: Novartis, Humira, ABC Supply, Starbucks, Storck, Phillips, NBC, Leaseweb, Medtronic, Facebook, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Rabobank, Bloomreach, Asics, Wells Fargo, McKinsey & Co., Hub International, Optiver, IMC, Deloitte (US) and The Chicago Urban League.

She’s been a go-to host for many Midwest comedy events like: The Chicago Musical Improv Festival, The Chicago Improv Festival and Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival and for colleges and universities like Loyola University, Carleton College and University of Minnesota Athletic Department. Comedy and sports!

She’s hosted comedy roasts, company wide talent shows and even a pitbull adoption event surrounded by dogs onstage (where she was both terrified and professional). She has also hosted many virtual events, like Bingo Nights and Pub-Quizzes! She loves hosting panel events and her favorite interviews have included LOST actor Terry O’Quinn and comedy legend, Dickie Smothers.

Matt Castellvi

Matt Castellvi is a Cuban American comedian who has been an accomplished host (online and in person) for the past 10 years. With his strong stage presence and stand-up/improviser background, Matt is knowledgeable, likable and commanding. Some of his clients include: Booking.com, T-Mobile, Kite Pharma, Stryker, Homesuitehome, and Whirlpool.

Matt has provided companies with hosting, training, roasts, stand-up, customized rap shows, and even commentary for dodge ball tournaments. If you have a rapping dodgeball tournament, look no further!

Voted Best Standup of 2019 by The Chicago Reader, Matt has headlined comedy festivals internationally including the Adelaide Fringe Festival, The Miami Improv Festival, Big-Little Comedy Festival, Omaha Improv Festival, Chicago Musical Improv Festival, and The Oslo Improv Festival. Matt is a regular emcee in Amsterdam and produces shows with Lo-Fi Comedy.

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Boom Chicago for Business Testimonials

”Absolutely no way we could have done this without you”

Thank you for all your hard work, for the great laughs, a great event and all the excitement. It's been a blast and there's absolutely no way we could have done this without you.

– Rachid Finge, Communications Manager - Google Nederland
”An outstanding job, clearly one of the highlights!”

Thanks a million for your team’s fantastic performance at our conference. Your team did an incredible job translating our strategy into comedy. It would be impossible for it to have gone any better. They did an outstanding job, and were clearly one of the highlights. The feedback from our top managers was great.

– Tom Schaefer, DHL
“Looking forward to working again with Boom Chicago for future events!”

We had the pleasure to have Andrew Moskos as a moderator/comedian during out Topcon Xperience in Cannes last week. What a great success. Looking forward to working again with Boom Chicago for future events

– Heleen Konermann, Channel Events Manager EMEA – Topcon Xperience Cannes
“Thanks for reminding us that a healthy dose of humor is helpful in all aspects of life”

It was wonderful to be with you at the Inaugural Global Advisory Leadership Forum event in London. Your Leading with Improvisation presentation was a great close out to our program. The troupe’s skills are impressive and the leaders said it was a high point in the overall program. Superb energy and commitment!

– Norman Lonergan, Global Vice Chair – Advisory, EY
”The session got everyone going and thinking differently”

We really appreciated the session. Especially in the context of the two days, it was very useful!

– Chris MacDonald – Heineken
”You helped us develop as a team!”

Thanks again for your great support during our meeting. You helped us greatly!

– Marc de Vries – Parkmobile
”Fantastic workshop in Athens!”

Thanks very much for the fantastic workshop in Athens. We got GREAT feedback from our colleagues.

– Mimi Chen – TP Vision Europe (Philips TV and Audio)